Category Archives: Teddy Bears

Gund Alfie Teddy Bears

Alfie teddy bear has been one of Gund’s most popular bears. At 19″ / 48cm he’s a great value large teddy bear, at £16.50 from

Now, Gund have just released Alfie Extra Large (36″ / 91cm) and Alfie Jumbo (60″ / 152cm). These super-sized versions still retain all the innocent charm of the original Gund Alfie, they’re just even more huggable.

Gund Alfie Extra Large Gund Alfie Jumbo
Alfie Extra Large RRP: £99.99 Alfie Jumbo RRP: £299.99

Muse – Uprising Teddies

I cannot believe I didn’t notice this when the song was released, especially as I’m a big fan of Muse, but I saw the video for the song “Uprising” on their website. Towards the end of which teddy bears rise up from the ground to destroy the miniature city, a la the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters.

Then you take a look at the artwork for the single…teddy bears everywhere…

Uprising 7" cover

Uprising 7" cover

Uprising CD cover

Uprising CD cover

Then to cap it all you can even buy an Uprising teddy.

Sources: Official Muse Website, Wikipedia.

Histoire D’Ours Soft Toys and Teddy Bears

At the Harrogate Home & Gift fair in July 2010, I saw a number of luxury soft toys from the French manufacturer Histoire D’Ours (Bear Story). They offer some amazingly soft, luxury teddy bears and plush toys.

Some animals that took my fancy were the Seams family (horse, cat and mouse), all of which are available in small and large sizes.

Histoire D'ours Seams Family HorseHistoire D'ours Seams Family CatHistoire D'ours Seams Family Mouse

There’s also a really cute set of hippos and elephants. Sadly the giant versions are not available in the United Kingdom. Both the hippo and elephants come in collectors boxes, adding a nice touch. (When I got home, I discovered a similar small mammoth, that comes in an even fancier mammoth shaped box).

Histoire D’Ours also offer 4 sizes (25cm, 35cm, 50cm and 80cm) of teddy bears. These teddies are super soft, luxury bears and are available in three colours: ivory, brown and beige.

Histoire D'ours Hippo Soft ToyHistoire D'ours Elephant Soft ToyHistoire D'ours Mammoth Soft ToyHistoire D'Ours Beige Teddy BearsHistoire D'Ours Brown Teddy BearsHistoire D'Ours Ivory Teddy Bears

Gund Philbin Bear

Gund Philbin BearsGund Philbin Bear: If you’re looking for a cute and cuddly teddy bear as a present, for an upcoming birthday or Christmas – why not take a look at the new Philbin Bear from Gund? Available in two sizes (13″/33cm, and 18″/45.75cm, with sitting heights of 10″/25.5cm and 13″/33cm respectively) and two colours (chocolate and cream – or is it white chocolate?) that gives you four adorable teddies to choose from! Sure to put a big smile on any child’s face (or collector’s, of course)…

With distinctive paw pads (contrasting colours with embroidered edges) these new bears really stand out. Made from super soft Gund plush, these cute chaps have large heads and big round tums.

Gund Philbin Chocolate BearBoth sizes of bear are suitable for children aged 1 year +, so I think that one of these Philbins is going on my shopping list – my youngest niece is 1 year old just before Christmas. Perfect!

All 4 bears (Gund Philbin Bear, Gund Philbin Chocolate Bear, Gund Philbin Teddy Bear (Large) and Gund Philbin Chocolate Teddy Bear (Large)) are available from most teddy bear retailers, including Delves Wood Bears for £12.75 and £22.75 (for the smaller and large teddies respectively), which includes Free UK delivery. That’s great new bears at great prices.